BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 – Upfront Foods®, a new producer of gourmet granola in a single-serving grab-and-go pouch, now has OK Kosher certification and Non-GMO Project Verification for its signature granola with pecans and almonds, according to company founder Gigi Twist.
The granola received the kosher certification and Non-GMO Project Verification this month and also is designated as 100 percent whole grain by the Whole Grains Council, Twist said. It contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives and is packaged in an innovative pouch from which consumers can snack directly or add milk or yogurt for a healthy meal.
“Our goal is to produce granola with wholesome, natural ingredients that people can feel good about eating,” she said. “That’s why our ingredients and nutrition information are on the front of our pouch instead of the back.” The first three ingredients are certified organic whole grain oats along with pecans and almonds. These are sweetened with 100 percent pure maple syrup, sourced from a seventh generation family farm in Vermont, and brown sugar. The remaining four ingredients are flax seed from a fifth generation farm in North Dakota, non-GMO canola oil, organic orange peel powder and sea salt. Whether fulfilling a large or small order, the granola is handmade at Upfront Foods’ commercial production facility when it is ordered, never made ahead of time, for maximum freshness, Twist said.
With a suggested retail price of $1.75, the 1.4 ounce package with its ½ cup serving at only 170 calories is designed to grab-and-go at the checkout counter for grocery, gift, fitness center, hospitality, bookstore and other outlets. It also is at home with the cereals or breakfast bars and for cross merchandising in the dairy aisle. More information is available online at www.UpfrontFoods.com or by calling 1-561-886-0209.
About Upfront Foods:
Upfront Foods, founded by Gigi Twist, produces single-serving gourmet-quality granola with organic and natural ingredients. The granola has Non-GMO Project Verification and is OK Kosher certified with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. It is designated 100 percent whole grain by the Whole Grains Council. Upfront Foods began production in late 2011 in its own dedicated facility approved for commercial food production by the Florida Department of Agriculture. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility are in Boca Raton, Fla. The company is a certified Woman Business Enterprise by the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity. Its products carry the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Fresh From Florida logo. Upfront Foods’ granola is available online at www.UpfrontFoods.com and through a variety of specialty retailers. More information is available online or by calling 1-561-886-0209.
Sue Engelhart, Sue Engelhart & Associates